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Coronavirus Response

Greenville University cares! We make the health and safety of our students, employees, and campus visitors a top priority. We commit to helping you stay informed through regular communication on this webpage. Greenville University has been conducting rapid-response saliva testing on campus since August 14th, 2020, in conjunction with student's return to campus. Our dashboard below reflects the state of campus since testing began on August 14th, 2020, and provides insight into the health of our campus community.

Cumulative Tests Taken

24044

 

Cumulative Positive Cases

120

*Updated 1/21/2021

Active Positives

12

(1 staff / 11 students)

Cumulative Negative Tests

23924

Update on Spring Break

Update on Spring Break

January 04, 2021

Greenville University is making changes to Spring Break 2021
Knowledge is Power: Why Greenville University Returned Students To Campus After Thanksgiving

Knowledge is Power: Why Greenville University Returned Students To Campus After Thanksgiving

December 09, 2020

How could a university risk such a radical, bold move as to return students to campus after Thanksgiving break? Knowledge. That’s how.
Thanksgiving 2020 Update

Thanksgiving 2020 Update

November 25, 2020

As we head into the Thanksgiving holiday, we are grateful to God for all that we have accomplished with His help, creating a safe environment for students, faculty, and staff to learn and connect this semester. Students are meeting face-to-face in classrooms and labs due to the saliva-based testing program and high compliance of our GU community to safety protocols.
CARES Act: Quarterly Report – Period ended September 30, 2020

CARES Act: Quarterly Report – Period ended September 30, 2020

October 10, 2020

Since the impact of COVID-19, the leadership team at Greenville University has been working on a financial assistance plan for all traditional students. The Department of Education (DOE) provided emergency relief funds to cover eligible expenses to students who have been negatively affected by the coronavirus pandemic.
2019-2020 Commencement Update

2019-2020 Commencement Update

September 02, 2020

We have been meeting regularly to assess the COVID19 situation to determine how best to host an in-person graduation ceremony in October. This week, we have had to make the hard decision to forego an in-person celebration. Combined with rising COVID19 numbers in Illinois and a pending flu season, it will be difficult for us to safely and responsibly host events with anyone outside of the immediate on-campus GU community. We have therefore made arrangements to offer an alternative online ceremony which I will outline below.
GU Partners with U of I SHIELD Program to Offer Fast, Painless Covid-19 Testing for Students, Staff

GU Partners with U of I SHIELD Program to Offer Fast, Painless Covid-19 Testing for Students, Staff

August 13, 2020

Greenville University announces a research partnership with the University of Illinois to evaluate a program designed to mitigate the spread of SARS-CoV-2, the virus that cause COVID-19.
UPDATE: 7/29/2020

UPDATE: 7/29/2020

July 29, 2020

We learned today that one of our employees has tested positive for COVID-19. We care deeply about every one of our employees and immediately provided responsive support. We immediately began implementing our response and communication plan that has been established with local health officials and the Bond County Health Department.
UPDATE: 7/24/2020

UPDATE: 7/24/2020

July 24, 2020

CARES Act 45 Day Report
UPDATE: 6/12/2020

UPDATE: 6/12/2020

June 12, 2020

Update from Ross Baker, Dean of Students.